The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces the cancelation of the August 26 – 29 weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street as part of the Mercer Corridor Project. This cancelation is being made in order to accommodate the many nearby events taking place this weekend which are expected to draw large crowds. The cancelation of this weekend’s scheduled closure will likely result in an extra weekend closure possibly in October.
The next confirmed full weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street will be:
- September 9 – 12.
Closure hours are scheduled for Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m. Additional full weekend closures in September may be announced—further notification will be provided as dates are finalized.
Detour route maps are available on the project website at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm. Detour routes shown will be signed on roadways and may be heavily used, particularly Denny Way both eastbound and westbound.
During these closures, the I-5 on-ramp at University Street will be concurrently closed to provide more efficient traffic flow around the closed Mercer Street exit lane. Fairview Avenue N will also be closed between Mercer Street and Valley Street and Mercer Street will be closed to through traffic between Westlake Avenue N and Fairview Avenue N. All detour routes will be clearly marked.
Travelers are encouraged to carpool and use alternate modes of transportation. Transit
information can be found at:
- King County Metro at www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or by calling 206-553-3000
- Sound Transit at www.soundtransit.org
- Community Transit at www.commtrans.org
More information on the Mercer Corridor Project is available at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.
Contact: Richard Sheridan, email@example.com